Saturday, August 28, 2010

Will I?

Hello, friends, I hope you had a creative week. This week is a little nudge for your self talk. No one really likes being told what to do. I have found that I don't even like telling myself what to do. So I ask.

"Will you write to day? Will you write 2000 words? Will you keep trying?"

All that -- "you must, you have to, if you don't," I grow very weary at the heavy handed approach. I always disappoint myself. Coming up short, whoa, am I good at that. What I have learned is to guide myself gently forward.

I whisper, "Will you consider getting up and trying again? Tomorrow is another day with no mistakes in it."

Mix in the positive and nix all that negative talk. It besets me. If I put it aside and ask, "Will I, today and now? Will I?" This opens me up, and I feel myself answering back, "I think I will."

So be kind and encouraging in your thoughts as you create your masterworks. Be open- minded instead of driven. This is for me the better way to create art. I hope this helps you in your journey. Seize the day.

This week's doodle is called : "Hope Within".

If you want to reach a state of bliss, then go beyond your ego and the internal dialogue. Make a decision to relinquish the need to control, the need to be approved, and the need to judge. Those are the three things the ego is doing all the time. It's very important to be aware of them every time they come up.

— Deepak Chopra


Vijaya said...

What a wonderful way to nudge, Molly. Even on the worst days, I have my notebook ... and I manage to write a page or two.

Hey, I recently splurged with back-to-school shopping. Can't beat 50-cent composition notebooks.

MollyMom103 said...

Hi Vijaya! I bought some of those too and one has a robot on it. I'm not sure what goes in there, but I am excited.


Kjersten said...

Really nice way to approach this Molly. We all have those days where it just seems hard to go forward and this kind of nudge is just the kind that opens one up instead of forcing one forward. Thanks for this.

MollyMom103 said...

Kjersten, oh, hi, I'm glad this helped you some. I hope that you are getting lot of creative time along with great adventure...